Vinny Del Negro is out as coach of the Los Angeles Clippers after a season in which the team won its first division title but lost in the first round of the playoffs.
The team said he won't be offered a contract when his current one expires at the end of June. He is just the second coach to leave the team with a winning record, following Larry Brown in 1993.
Del Negro had a 128-102 regular-season record in 3 years with the team. The Clippers made the playoffs the last two seasons, including last year when they advanced to the second round for only the second time since the franchise moved to Los Angeles in 1984.
This season, the team won a franchise-record 56 games, including a 17-game winning streak. But the postseason was quick and disappointing - an exit in six games to Memphis despite a 2-0 series lead.
* Phil Jackson told "The Dan Patrick Show" that the Brooklyn Nets offered him a job, but that he is not interested in coaching.
The Nets are looking for someone to replace interim coach P.J. Carlesimo, who was let go after Brooklyn's first-round playoff exit.